Waxahachie Independent School District
|Waxahachie Independent School District|
|Type and location|
|Country||United States of America|
|Superintendent||Thomas J. Collins|
|Students and staff|
Waxahachie ISD is located in Waxahachie, Texas, a suburban community serving as the county seat for Ellis County which adjoins Dallas County to the north. Waxahachie ISD is a district of approximately 6,900 students structured in thirteen campuses, consisting of 7 elementary school campuses, 2 junior high campuses, 3 high school campuses and 1 Alternative learning campus. The campuses are Marvin Elementary, Clift Elementary, Dunaway Elementary, Felty Elementary, Northside Elementary, Shackleford Elementary, Wedgeworth Elementary, Finley Junior High, Howard Junior High, Waxahachie High School, Waxahachie Global High, Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy, and Turner Learning Center.
Marvin Elementary is the headstart of WISD it has early childhood programs and a teaches pre-kindergarten students. Dunaway and Wedgeworth Elementary have kindergarten through 5th grade as well as a bilingual program. The rest of the elementary school which are Felty, Clift, Northside, and Shackleford also have kindergarten through 5th grade but do not have a bilingual program.
As for the junior highs which are Finley and Howard they have grades 6-8 and have sports which includes football, basketball, volleyball, cheerleader, tennis, and track and field. The junior highs also have band, choir, and theatre arts.
Waxahachie Global High School, an ECHS T-STEM school emphasizing instruction in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a small-learning-community environment, as well as an Early College High School, opened on August 27, 2007. It is considered one of the best in the state of Texas.
Waxahachie High School is classified as 4A and offers a range of extracurricular activities to its students, including football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, concert and marching band, drama, choir, drill team, and dozens of academic teams and clubs. WISD offers several CTSO's to its students including FFA, Skills USA and TSA.
The district also consists of a career and technology education center, a ninth grade academy, and an alternative learning center. The career and technology education center is called Billy Bates Career and Technology Center and offers all students in the district opportunities to master career and technology classes. The Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy is connected to the high school in a separate building that all freshman of WHS attend. The learning center is called Turner Learning Center and consists of the Waxahachie High School of Choice which is an alternative high school for at-risk high school student of WISD. It also has the District Challenge Academy (where students are sent for bad behavior) and a day care center.
- Main High Schools
- Alternative High School
- Waxahachie High School of Choice (Grades: 9-12)
- Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy (Grade 9 only)
- Career and Technology Education
- Billy Bates Career and Technology Center (Grades: 9-12)
Junior High Schools
- Grades 6-8
- Robbie E. Howard Junior High
- Eddie E. Finley Sr. Junior High
- Grades K-5
- Dunaway Elementary
- Felty Elementary
- Northside Elementary
- Shackelford Elementary
- Wedgeworth Elementary
- Clift Elementary
- Marvin Elementary
- "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency.